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Federation of Black Cowboys

Federation of Black Cowboys

Black cowboys of the late 1800s. From the plantations of the South to the plains of Texas, black cowboys made their mark on the subduing of the vast western territories, keeping the peace with indigenous peoples, "putting out fires" as buffalo soldiers sent to hot spots, and later as cowboys in America's cattle industry and -- gaining fame and glory in the rodeos.

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The US Army’s Tenth Cavalry Regiment of Black American Soldiers, nicknamed Buffalo Soldiers. These were stationed in Montana when this photo was taken in

Texas Black Cowboys  Of the estimated 35,000 cowboys that worked the ranches and rode the trails, between five and nine thousand or more was said to have been Black. They participated in almost all of the drives northward, and was assigned to every job except that of trail boss. One historian noted that there had been a few cattle drives where the entire crews were black except for the trail boss.

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Texas Black Cowboys The Hobgoods were Black Cowboys that was the first free men to settle in LaMarque Texas. (A little of my family history.

“One Horse Charley” was the nickname of a noted black cowboy who rode with the Shoshone Indians.  He was a well-known black cowboy all over Nevada. www.blackcowboys.com

“One Horse Charley” was the nickname of a noted black cowboy who rode with the Shoshone Indians. He was a well-known black cowboy all over Nevada

Jim Perry (1858–1918) was an African American cowboy and top hand, the highest-ranked cowboy on the three million-acre XIT Ranch Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook, and musician.

Jim Perry an African American cowboy and top hand; was the highest-ranked cowboy on a 3 million acre XIT ranch in Texas. Perry established himself as an expert roper, rider, bronc buster, cook, and musician.

America's forgotten black cowboys > The Lone Ranger, for example, is believed to have been inspired by Bass Reeves, a black lawman who used disguises, had a Native American sidekick and went through his whole career without being shot.

America's forgotten black cowboys

Bass Reeves, thought to be the inspiration for the Lone Ranger, was a black lawman who used disguises, had a Native American sidekick, and went through his whole career without being shot.(credit BBC News - America's forgotten black cowboys)

Vincent Jacobs, now 80, battled racism as a rodeo rider in the 1950s

America's forgotten black cowboys

Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, Sensational, and Little-Known Stories from History

Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, Sensational, and Little-Known Stories from History

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Black Cowboys of the Old West: True, Sensational, and Little-Known Stories from History by Tricia Martineau Wagner at Barnes

Benjamin Hodges, a black Mexican cowboy who made his living as a con artist in Dodge City.

Benjamin Hodges, a black Mexican cowboy who made his living as a con artist in Dodge City. Here is the confident confidence man–

Black Cowboys in 21st Century Chicago January 13, 2010    Stop by the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center (BVIC) to check out the photographic exhibit about modern day black cowboys by curator George E. Jones.  The exhibit closes on Monday, March 1, 2010.  BVIC is located at 411 East 35th Street.  Call 773.373.2842 for more information about the black cowboys or the visitor center.

Stream Cowboy Dead Or Alive by King Wojack Productions from desktop or your mobile device

african american cowboys of the old west | About “Cowboy Mike” Searles | Black Cowboys of Texas

african american cowboys of the old west About “Cowboy Mike” Searles Black Cowboys of Texas

African American cowboys   my father is gone now but he would have enjoyed seeing this photo on the computer.

Vintage Cabinet Card Photo of African-American Cowboys by the New York Gallery of Piedmont, West Virginia. Interesting that this same photo appeared on a cabinet card from a photographer in Iowa.

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